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Law School and GBA Accept Gulf Coast Students

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NEW YORK—In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Fordham University’s School of Law and Graduate School of Business have agreed to accept students who have been displaced for the fall semester.

Fordham University School of Law is accepting second- and third-year law students from Loyola University School of Law and Tulane University School of Law, both located in New Orleans. Nearing full capacity, 24 students have already committed to attend Fordham Law for the fall semester as visiting students.

“We have reached out to the deans at Tulane and Loyola and offered to take in their students as auditors, so they can graduate on time and, if the deans wish, as visitors,” said William M. Treanor, J.D., dean of Fordham Law School.

The law school will not charge tuition or fees to students who have paid full tuition to their home institutions. Workspace and communications support at Fordham are also being offered to Tulane and Loyola law faculty and administrators. Tulane and Loyola students interested in attending Fordham Law School as a visiting student should contact Assistant Dean Stephen Brown immediately at 212-636-7178 or sbrown@law.fordham.edu.

The Law School is recruiting its own law students and faculty to assist the visiting students in their transition. Also, through its Public Interest Resource Center, the Law School is collecting donations for the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

The Graduate School of Business (GBA) is accepting students from colleges and universities in the Gulf Coast region that were forced to delay or cancel the fall semester due to the hurricane. Students wishing to attend GBA as a visiting student should contact the Office of Admissions immediately at  212-636-6200. All admissions will be subject to Fordham’s minimum enrollment requirements.

“We will do everything we can to help affected students continue their studies here at Fordham as visiting students,” said Frank Fletcher, director of MBA Admissions. “We will also encourage them to join in the Gulf Coast’s recovery by returning to their home schools when they reopen.”

Fordham’s Graduate School of Business Administration was established in 1969 and has been recognized nationally for the quality, innovation and comprehensiveness of its programs, which prepare graduates for global competition. The school’s part-time MBA program is ranked 12th by U.S. News & World Report.

Fordham University School of Law was founded in 1905, and has more than 14,000 alumni practicing in all 50 states and throughout the world. Over the past 100 years, Fordham Law School has secured a place as a national leader in corporate law, international law, alternate dispute resolution, legal history, human rights law, clinical education and legal ethics.

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